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SC121 Unit 4 Assignment SC121 Unit 4 Assignment LILIANA CHACON 12/31/2018
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SC121 Unit 4 Assignment PART 1 1. Why are cells are important to the body? Cells are the building blocks for all living things, from microscopic bacteria to human beings. Although cells can take on innumerable shapes and functions within an organism, they all perform the basic roles of energy absorption and production, cellular maintenance and reproduction. Without cells, life cannot exist — albeit viruses, which lack cellular structure, imitate life by invading host cells to replicate. 2. Which organelle do you think would kill you the fastest if you lost it? Explain your answer. The mitochondria because that is where energy production occurs. Mitochondria are a part of eukaryotic cells. The main job of mitochondria is to perform cellular respiration. This means it takes in nutrients from the cell, breaks it down, and turns it into energy. This energy is then in turn used by the cell to carry out various functions. Everything that the body does,
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